PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh

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PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol.20
April 9, 2015 | Carnegie Museum of Art Café  | 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Attendees are encouraged to come early to view the Sketch to Structure exhibit. Free exhibit admission is available to all PKN attendees.

7:00 – Cash bar opens.
7:20 – Presentations begin.

$15 General Admission. 
$10 Member Pricing.
Members include AIA Pittsburgh members & Industry Partners, AIGA members and CMOA members.
Admission fee includes one drink ticket and light snacks.

PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. PechaKucha Night is about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent.

To submit a presentation for consideration, please email the following information to by March 19, 2015:

  • 3-4 images that best represent the content of your proposed presentation. It can be on absolutely anything!
  • Your name, the title of your presentation, and a brief outline.
  • A brief artist statement, or bio, to be used for promotional purposes.

This event is presented by AIA Pittsburgh and AIGA Pittsburgh, in partnership with The Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art.

View photos and related news at PechaKucha Pittsburgh on Facebook.

Meet a few of Vol. 17, 18, and 19′s presenters through AIA Pittsburgh’s Spotlight blogger, Ray Bowman’s, Assoc. AIA podcast or listen on itunes.

PechaKucha Night, devised in Tokyo, as an event for young people to meet, network, and show their work, has turned into a worldwide celebration, with events taking place all over the world, including right here in Pittsburgh!  Drawing from its name, the Japanese term for “chit-chat”, PechaKucha relies on a presentation format based on a simple idea, 20 images x 20 seconds.  It is a dynamic presentation style where presenters have a total of six minutes and forty seconds to pair words and images.

Three times per year, AIA Pittsburgh partners with AIGA Pittsburgh to bring you PechaKucha Night. Check our events calendar for future dates. Sign up for eColumns, our weekly e-newsletter, to stay informed

Scroll down for videos from past PechaKucha Nights!

Eric Fisher, AIA, The RG1

Corey Escoto, Hackling the Polaroid

Christine Holtz, 50 Green Dumpsites

Bea Spolidoro, Assoc. AIA, Carnevale A Schignano

Anne Jackson, An Exhibition of Posters from Iran

Casey Droege, A Slightly Organized Tornado/Time-management Machine

Blaine Siegel, From Wrigley (the two bodied man) to the Pacific Trash Vortex

***For more videos from PechaKucha Night Vol. 17 visit AIGA’s youtube channel.

Videos from PechaKucha Night Vol. 16! 

Daniel Bellon Cool Beer Labels

Emily Putas, AIA, Serial Doodler

David Roth, AIA, Bakery in a Box

Hannah du Plessis, Invisible Transformation

Marc Rettig, If There’s No Path, You Can’t Make a Wrong Turn

Greg Coll, Pedaling from Pittsburgh to the Potomac

Charles L. Rosenblum What I Learned from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Ray Bowman, Assoc. AIA, Using Technology to Encourage Exploration

Mickey McManus, Citizen, Maker